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Ernest Renan

Joseph Ernest Renan was a French Orientalist and Semitic scholar, expert of Semitic languages and civilizations, historian of religion, philologist, philosopher, biblical scholar and critic. He is best known for his influential and pioneering historical works on the origins of early Christianity, and his political theories, especially concerning nationalism and national identity. Renan is credited as being among the first scholars to advance the now-discredited... Read More

BornJoseph Ernest Renan
28 February 1823
Tréguier, Kingdom of France
Died2 October 1892 (aged 69)
Paris, French Third Republic
Era19th-century philosophy
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